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California Vegetables
California Vegetables
Annual and perennial plants grown as vegetables, for California gardens.
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California Flowering Perennials
California Flowering Perennials
Flowering plants that live for two or more years and are grown primarily for blooms and beauty, for California gardens.
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California Fruit Trees, Citrus
California Fruit Trees, Citrus
Trees and shrubs in the genus Citrus and closely related genera that produce edible fruit, for California gardens.
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California Herbs and Spices
California Herbs and Spices
Edible or useful annual and perennial plants, for California gardens. Plants are generally considered "herbs" when the leaves or green parts are used for flavoring or other purposes. "Spices" are derived from other parts of plants, such as seeds, fruits, roots, and bark.
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Warm Season Vegetables: Can They Be Transplanted?
Warm Season Vegetables: Can They Be Transplanted?

GardenZeus receives commissions for purchases made through links in this post. There is no additional cost to you. Some warm season vegetable plants are sensitive to root disturbance; gardeners should plant these vegetables directly outdoors after weather warms in the spring. Other warm season vegetables make excellent candidates for seeding into small pots or containers […]

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Planning Vegetable Gardens in Mediterranean Climates: 3 Common Mistakes
Planning Vegetable Gardens in Mediterranean Climates: 3 Common Mistakes

GardenZeus receives commissions for purchases made through links in this post. There is no additional cost to you. This time of year, many gardeners in California’s coastal and inland valley areas, commonly described as Mediterranean climates due to their moderate, wet winters and warm, dry summers, are in the process of planning their vegetables gardens […]

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New Year's Resolution: Grow California Native and Mediterranean Plants
New Year's Resolution: Grow California Native and Mediterranean Plants

by Ann Clary and C. Darren Butler GardenZeus receives commissions for purchases made through links in this post. There is no additional cost to you. New Year’s Resolution 4: Grow California Native and Mediterranean Plants. Will plants sold at local gardening centers and nurseries thrive in your garden or landscape? Often they will, but in […]

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10 January Tasks for Mediterranean Gardeners
10 January Tasks for Mediterranean Gardeners

GardenZeus receives commissions for purchases made through links in this post. There is no additional cost to you. Many might think of January as a slow month in the Mediterranean garden, as even in mild Mediterranean climates, January often brings cool, rainy weather. Yet there is much to do in January to prepare plants for […]

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New Year's Resolution: Water Plants and Trees Deeply
New Year's Resolution: Water Plants and Trees Deeply

New Year’s Gardening Resolution 3: Water Plants and Trees Deeply. “How often and how much do plants and trees need to be watered?” is both one of the simplest and most-complex questions for gardeners. The simple answer is that most plants should be watered to the entire depth of their roots, then not watered again until […]

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